[Accessibility] UIA to MSAA/IA2 bridge

Pete Brunet brunet at us.ibm.com
Fri Jan 11 20:22:46 PST 2008

Calvin, As you build the UIA to ATK bridge have you thought about 
designing it so that it can eventually be a multiplatform bridge from UIA 
to both ATK and MSAA/IA2?  This would be similar to what FF3 does, mapping 
from the generic nsiAccessible to either ATK or MSAA/IA2 and this is what 
OOo will have soon, after the IBM Lotus developed OOo UAAPI to MSAA/IA2 
bridge is merged with the existing OOo UAAPI to ATK mapping.

Note that JAWS and Window-Eyes already support MSAA/IA2.  I'm not aware of 
any Win based UIA ATs so this would be a fast path to providing access to 
UIA implementations.

Have you done the UIA to ATK mapping analysis yet?

Pete Brunet
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